Next June 1 the electricity bill will change and the separation of the access fee into two components will be introduced: tolls and charges. As explained by the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC), one of the main modifications is that all consumers will switch to “have a toll with hourly discrimination in terms of power and energy”.
This change means that the price of energy will be different depending on the consumption schedule: peak, valley or flat. Likewise, the CNMC indicates that “the difference in prices between peak and trough periods will increase.” The consumer will not have to modify anything, since “the new toll is assigned automatically”, although you will be able to modify the contracted power and adapt your energy consumption guidelines.
Therefore, consumers that have a power less than 15 kW at home they will go from having six access rates to just one and to billing for energy based on three time slots. A) Yes, They will pay differently for electricity depending on the time of day they use energy.
At what time will light be more expensive? And cheaper?
The great novelty of this new invoice is that all consumers will have different prices depending on the time slot and the tolls that currently exist, such as the 2.0 A or the 2.0 DHA, will change to just one: 2.0 TD.
Consumption will differ in three time periods and from the CNMC they have already warned that it will be much cheaper energy in off-peak hours:
- Peak section: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, not holidays. It is the time period in which it will be more expensive to put a washing machine or a dishwasher, for example.
- Flat section: from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. from Monday to Friday. It will be a somewhat cheaper period than the previous one.
- Valley section: from 00:00 to 08:00 and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. It is the period in which the light will be cheaper.
The power term It will also be differentiated into two time sections, the most economical being the valley period:
- Peak power: from 08.00 to 00.00 hours.
- Valley power: from 00.00 to 08.00 hours, and during weekends and holidays.
How will it affect consumers?
The CNMC highlights that energy consumption can be up to 95% cheaper in off-peak hours than in peak hours. Thus, between 00.00 and 08.00 hours from Monday to Friday and throughout the weekend, electricity consumption will be cheaper.
After the unification of all current tolls into one, domestic consumers “now have the same toll price.” In this sense, the billing of tolls and charges will be reduced for users who did not have time discrimination so far, that is, about 19 million consumers.
Instead, the bill will increase for approximately 10 million consumers who “they were already welcomed to discrimination “ and that they had a cheaper price.
People who are in the regulated market of the PVPC (voluntary price for the small consumer) will see how the new prices set for the terms of energy and power are applied with the periods of valley, peak and flat.
For free market users, the trading company will have to adapt the contract price “to incorporate the difference in regulated costs” and must communicate all changes in advance.